Seminar on current thinking in Development Economics

Details: Masters MIEPP students
Summer Semester 2014

Introductory Session:

Time: Friday, 25 April 2014, 10 a.m.
Venue: PC-Lab (room 01-115, Old Rewi)

Deadline for turning in the Thesis:

Friday, 4 July 12:00 (noon)

(Please hand in one stapled paper version (room 00-126, old ReWi, Christine Awiti) and send the thesis by Email to christaw(at)


Time: Friday, 18 July, 9.a.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: PC-Lab (room 01-115, Old Rewi)


In the effort to understand why certain countries or regions are more developed than others, several academic theories have been advanced, with academicians looking at issues such as geography, institutions, aid and psychology. Research on these topics help to identify and perhaps explain the disparity between and within regions in terms of development.
The aim of this course is thus to: (i) get an overview of the different topics in development economics, (ii) look at the academic contributions to the various strands on the discourse on development, and (iii) analyse these aspects of development economics as relates to the developing economies.

Please find detailed information here.